The LA Arts Recovery Fund (“LA Arts Fund”) pools contributions from more than a dozen funders to provide multi-year operating support for small and medium-sized organizations in the arts impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The LA Arts Fund will focus on arts nonprofits that contribute to the vitality of LA County, from long standing organizations that have been part of the region’s cultural fabric for decades, to organizations that have presented daring and innovative work, to those that have served as artistic anchors for diverse communities.
Supporters include The Ahmanson Foundation, Vladimir & Araxia Buckhantz Foundation, California Community Foundation, Ford Theatre Foundation/LA County Department of Arts and Culture, J. Paul Getty Trust, Jerry and Terri Kohl, Robert Lovelace and Alicia Miñana, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Music Man Foundation, The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, Perenchio Family Fund, Snap Foundation, and Sony Pictures Entertainment & Sony Global Relief Fund.
The Fund includes a challenge grant from the Ford Foundation’s “America’s Cultural Treasures” regional initiative designed to support Black, Latinx, Asian, and Indigenous arts organizations in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and to acknowledge and honor the diversity of artistic expression in America. Local funders will match the Ford Foundation contribution and provide critical funding to organizations with exceptional regional or local significance that have been historically under-represented and underfunded in the narrative of America’s culture.
How to apply
For more information and a link to the application portal, visit the California Community Foundation’s website.